Tech stock sell-off weighs on Wall St

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:28 pm Tech stock sell-off weighs on Wall St Share whatsapp TECHNOLOGY stocks sold off yesterday, with the Nasdaq teetering on a key technical support level as uncertainty over higher oil prices looks set to drive volatility in the days ahead.The Nasdaq composite index dropped 1.4 per cent and closed just above its 50-day moving average, a widely followed technical level that if breached could signal more declines in the sector that has helped lead the market rally.Also weighing on Nasdaq, communications equipment maker Ciena Corp forecast weaker-than-expected sales, sending its shares sliding 9.2 per cent to $25.98.Investors “are jumping on an opportune seasonal slowdown that typically happens between March and July for tech”, said Marc Pado, US market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. “It has been one of the leadership groups since August.”Brent crude has been on investors’ radar as analysts and economists gauge how it might hurt economic demand if prices continue to rise. Crude edged lower yesterday after hitting its highest since September 2008 on the conflict in the Middle East. Brent crude dipped 0.8 per cent to $115.20 a barrel.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 79.85 points, or 0.66 per cent, to 12,090.03. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 11.02 points, or 0.83 per cent, to 1,310.13. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 39.04 points, or 1.40 per cent, to 2,745.63.Wells Fargo said downgrading the semiconductor sector to “market weight” from “overweight” was “an indication of a moderate though still optimistic view”.Tech has been a favourite of analysts, along with other cyclical sectors. Western Digital jumped 15.6 percent to $34.68 after the world’s second-biggest computer hard drive maker agreed to buy Hitachi’s hard disk drive operations for about $4.3bn.Also, TomoTherapy shot up 24.5 percent to $4.57 after Accuray Inc said it will acquire the smaller rival in the radiation oncology field.The CBOE volatility index rose 8.2 per cent to 20.63. Joe Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade said investors were insuring against a possible fall below 1,300 for the S&P.“If we break this level the S&P could continue all the way down to 1,275. So many investors are trying to get ahead of this by paying up for portfolio protection in the form of index and equity options,” said Kinahan. Volume was about 7.92bn shares on the Nasdaq, NYSE and AMEX, below the daily average of 8.47bn for last year. KCS-content center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Foxtail Coffee Co.: A Central Florida millennial’s favorite hang-out

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Alisha Ashford is a graduate of Lake Mary High School that spent a year in Spain through a student exchange program. She is currently a journalism major at Seminole State College. Reply 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here July 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm Guess I’m not a millennial gal, as I had never heard of this coffee company, but I like the name. If you lounge around, out lying on the grass lawn of most businesses here in Apopka, and take your shoes off, and hang out for very long, the businesses would call the police, and say you were loitering….lol This sounds like a great place though. Maybe we will get one at the city center….you think? Mama Mia Please enter your name here Through her eyes: A millennial girl takes on Central FloridaBy Alisha AshfordA coffee shop culture has developed.It seems as though in our times, the most popular local hang-out spot for young adults in the Orlando area is whichever coffee shop has the best study environment, the trendiest décor, and of course the most enjoyable coffee.Right now, that coffee shop is Foxtail Coffee Co.The Orlando area has a wide array of coffee shops—some are sophisticated establishments while others are hole-in-the-wall spaces. On the other hand, Foxtail seems to be a place where pretty much anyone and everyone can feel comfortable to come in and work or hangout.Their first shop launched in 2016 at the Winter Park location. According to Iain Yeakle, co-founder of Foxtail Coffee Co., they “wanted to build a space for the community—for people to come and not just to drink coffee.” He goes on to call it “a creative space to come and meet, and celebrate, and everything in between.” This vision has proved to live up to what they intended. For a while now, this coffee shop has been a place for me to study, hang out with friends, and at times, just to pick up a latte to get me through the day.I probably spend way too much time in the coffee shops — enough to notice that there is a sense of community about Foxtail that I haven’t seen in any other place. The first time I realized there was something different about their shop was when I went in to meet up with a friend of mine and ended up running into about five other people I know, none of whom arrived together and were all there for various reasons. Now it seems like every time I go into my local Foxtail in Altamonte Springs I see my friends, people I go to church with, and people that go to school with me.It is not often that Central Florida can feel anything like a small town, but going to Foxtail makes me feel like the area is closer knit than before. For someone who values community, that sentiment is important. Even the co-founder feels as though their vision for Foxtail has been a success when he comes in and sees this sense of community stating, “that’s it for me—witnessing people enjoying the space is very rewarding to me.”Why is it that people are choosing this shop as the hang-out when the options are seemingly endless? I believe what attracts so many people to this shop is the same thing that attracts me: comfort. According to Iain, “people come in here, go into the courtyard lay in the grass, and take their shoes off, it’s very casual.” “It’s a super comfortable space where anyone can create, come and work, and hang out all day.”But it’s not just the communal space that makes Foxtail so unique.Their coffee is roasted in-house, allowing them to serve it at the freshest point possible. Foxtail makes a difference in the world with products environmentally too, sourcing their coffee from organic farms from all over the world. Sourcing organically makes such a profound impact by supporting farms that don’t release toxic chemicals that pollute the earth.It is evident to see that I am not the only fan of this place. The other day, I parked my car at a grocery store in Altamonte Springs and noticed that three other cars parked right next to me had the Foxtail stickers on their cars. I see them everywhere I go now.With four Foxtail Coffee Co. locations and two new ones coming soon, this coffee shop is becoming all the rave in central Florida, and by the looks of it, it’s only getting bigger. TAGSAlisha AshfordFoxtail Coffee Co.Millennials Previous articleHow will a new Supreme Court Justice shape the political and social landscape? Let’s Talk About ItNext articleSonny’s BBQ turns 50 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

The J House / Wolf Architects

first_img 2019 Photographs Houses Australia The J House / Wolf Architects Year:  The J House / Wolf ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe J House / Wolf Architects ArchDaily Architects: Wolf Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Toorak, Australia Save this picture!© Capital Image+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Photographs:  Capital ImageLead Architect:Taras WolfCity:ToorakCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Capital ImageRecommended ProductsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. J house is a modern 7-bedroom mansion designed for a private family. The house sits on a significantly sloping site with excellent views and Northern light to the rear. Over three levels, the brief included multiple living spaces, gym, theatre, tennis court, swimming pool with spa and a garage for several cars.  Enhanced sustainability was a priority. Accordingly, the house features a solar farm on the roof with supply batteries in the basement and utilises insulation, double glazing and water recycling, creating a sizeable energy-efficient home.Save this picture!© Capital ImageDespite being a luxury home, the architectural design demonstrates restraint concerning the appearance of the building. The house was to remain timeless and retain strong resale appeal within the context of the area. The main living areas take advantage of the lush gardens and a northerly aspect while an expansive internal courtyard captures natural daylight and improves the airflow and ambience to its adjacent spaces.Save this picture!© Capital ImageSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Capital ImageHigh-quality stones, both natural and synthetic, were used throughout ensuring durability and longevity. These were often in darker earth tones. Genuine brass trimmings used in handrails and door handles give contrast and finish the homes earthy palette. The owners wanted a modern feel without looking extreme or futuristic. The external of the house is elegant, timeless and mindful of the surrounding traditional and classical architecturally inspired neighbourhood. The result is an understated contemporary home that feels luxurious without being ostentatious.Save this picture!© Capital ImageProject gallerySee allShow lessAJIA Teahouse / TEMPSelected ProjectsPlaza Redevelopment and Student Hub / Woods BagotSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929102/the-j-house-wolf-architects Clipboard Area:  1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeWolf ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToorakAustraliaPublished on November 27, 2019Cite: “The J House / Wolf Architects” 26 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929102/the-j-house-wolf-architects Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Independent press locked out of Burundi’s presidential election

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Press freedom has been badly threatened in Burundi ever since the crisis that was triggered in 2015 by President Nkurunziza’s desire to run for a third term, which he won. Radio stations were torched, dozens of journalists fled the country (and have remained in self-imposed exile), two popular international radio stations (VOA and BBC) are indefinitely banned from broadcasting in Burundi, and the journalists who are still there are subjected to constant threats and harassment. BurundiAfrica Online freedomsMedia independence Citizen-journalistsFreedom of expression Les journalistes burundais couvrant l’élection présidentielle dans un bureau de vote de Kiremba au nord du Burundi. 20 mai 2020. ©Abbas Mbazumutima/Journal Iwacu Reports News Receive email alerts There is no point searching for news about Burundi’s election on Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp as they have all been cut off since the morning. The data gathered by NetBlocks and confirmed by RSF leave no doubt as to the existence of a targeted Internet cut despite the denial posted by Ambassador Willy Nyamitwe, an adviser to President Pierre Nkurunziza, who dismissed the reports as a “rumour.” BurundiAfrica Online freedomsMedia independence Citizen-journalistsFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the blackout on independent news reporting that will inevitably sully the credibility of today’s presidential election in Burundi, where social media have been disconnected since polls opened this morning. Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists to go further An Iwacu reporter, Jean Bigirimana, disappeared nearly four years ago and remains missing without a serious investigation ever being carried out by the authorities to find out what happened to him. Help by sharing this information Organisation center_img According to the electoral commission’s timetable, the election’s provisional results will be published by 26 May at the latest. “The freedom to inform has already been badly trampled on by the Burundian authorities in recent years and now it has been completely locked out of this presidential election,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“The independent news blackout we are seeing today is the final seal on a constant predatory policy towards the media with disastrous consequences for Burundian society. This election is being held behind closed doors, without social media, without most international media and with Burundian journalists under intense pressure. The polling stations have not yet closed but this election’s credibility is already badly marred because there is no free press to cover it.” Burundi is ranked 160th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. May 20, 2020 Independent press locked out of Burundi’s presidential election RSF_en October 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Burundi News Today’s digital blackout underscores the already extremely oppressive media freedom environment in Burundi. Four journalists who work for the news website Iwacu, one of the few remaining independent media outlets, are currently awaiting the outcome of their appeal against the 30-month prison sentences they received in January for “attempted complicity in a violation of internal state security” because they tried to cover an incursion by a group of rebels based in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Other Iwacu journalists were subjected to threats and intimidation during the election campaign. A ruling party parliamentarian threatened to kill them, the president’s spokesman referred to them as a “virus” and, like several other journalists, they were barred from a press conference about the coronavirus situation in Burundi. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Program aims to address educator shortage

first_img Twitter 1 of 8 Superintendent of Andrews ISD Bobby Azam speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Sul Ross State University’s Dean of College Education and Professional Studies Barbara Tucker answers questions following a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Home Local News Education Program aims to address educator shortage Local NewsEducationOdessa College Program aims to address educator shortage Helping to deal with the problem of the shortage of teachers in the Permian Basin, the Andrews Independent School District has since started the AISD Teachers’ Academy.Working in collaboration with Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University, XTO Energy is funding the new program in Andrews to combat the shortage of educators in the area.The program has been in the works for the last two years and was officially launched on Wednesday on the campus of Odessa College.The new Teachers’ Academy will allow Andrews ISD students to complete an associate degree through Odessa College while they are still attending high school.After obtaining the associate degree, students then take courses from Sul Ross State University while remaining in Andrews to earn their bachelor’s degree.This no-cost program allows students to obtain a teaching certificate in 12-24 months after high school graduation and never have to leave home.Director of Advanced Academics at Andrews High School Kendra Scott speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College.“We started this program two years ago,” Krista Scott, director of advance academics at Andrews ISD, said. “It’s a program where students can start working on their associate’s in high school and graduate with their associate’s and then be hired after their senior year with the district and become a para professional and then go on to be a student at Sul Ross State. Once they finish their certification, the district will hire them and they agree to teach for at least three years.”Scott added that the program is to help grow teachers within their community.“They are familiar with the way we do school and help fulfill those roles and it gives these students a chance to chase their dreams but also help the students in our district,” Scott said.XTO Energy is the catalyst for the debt-free Teachers’ Academy Program. It is an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation.XTO Energy’s Public and Government Affairs Advisor Courtney Wardlaw speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College.“We are looking forward to being a part of this program,” Courtney Wardlaw, public and governor affairs advisor for XTO Energy, said. “It’s so innovative with Andrews ISD, Sul Ross State and Odessa College. This program shortens the amount of time students have to be in college in order to graduate and have their teaching certificate and get right into the workforce in their home town. They never have to leave and they’re helping with the teaching shortage in the Permian Basin.”Wardlaw said XTO Energy gave $50,000 over a couple of years to help be the catalyst to start the funding for the program.“We’re always looking for innovative outside the box ideas that help students get in the workforce,” Wardlaw said. “We have a shortage in our area. We need more and more people to get into all the industries out here. Not just the oil and gas industries.”One of the benefits is that the program provides reimbursed tuition costs for all passed courses.“This tuition is free for all the students,” Wardlaw said. “They take their courses and once they pass, their tuition is reimbursed to them. So, they graduate tuition-free and with a job and I can’t think of a more innovative program for the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin.”The innovation of the program is what drew XTO Energy to it.“Students do not have to complete the entire 120-130 hours of a four-year college degree in order to graduate from this program,” Wardlaw said. “Sul Ross, OC and Andrews were innovative in pulling out those extra courses that are just electives that don’t do anything to help these students become teachers. It shortens the program and gets these students in front of other students in the teaching profession.”Wardlaw said because students never have to leave Andrews that they save on room and board. “They’re saving on transportation. They never have to leave home. They can stay in Andrews and start their teaching career there.”Odessa College’s Executive Dean of Academic Partnerships Jonathan Fuentes makes introductions during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College.Jonathan Fuentes, executive dean of academic partnerships at Odessa College, said that the program helps increase the pipeline of teachers to area school districts.“We’re excited,” Fuentes said. “We know there are lots of vacancies across the Permian Basin so this partnership allows us to go in and work with students from Andrews and produce teachers at Andrews ISD. We’re thankful for the partnership with Andrews, Sul Ross State and XTO Energy that allows us to make this happen.”Barbara Tucker, dean of education and professional studies at Sul Ross State University, said she is hopeful of growing the program to other areas.“We’re just hoping to start with the teacher education program but we’re hoping to expand that into some of our other programs where we can offer business or criminal justice and multiple different areas that we hope we can get the students on board with,” Tucker said.Andrews High School senior Korbin Scott, the son of Krista Scott, who will be graduating with his full associate’s degree started in the program in 2019.Andrews High School senior Korbin Scott, 17, speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College.“My mom came to me in the spring and asked me if I wanted to do the program,” Korbin said. “I was going to take a bunch of classes in the summer and school year and I started that summer and it rolled from there.”Korbin, however, will be moving on to complete his education at Baylor but he aims to continue to teach math after he graduates from college.“I love math and I don’t know what capacity I want to teach at because I would love to teach anywhere from elementary to high school so I think I’m going to teach math and then figure out everything else as time goes on,” Korbin said.Other members of the program talked about how much it has helped them.“I started the program in the spring of 2020,” Odessa College Sophomore Mackenzie Keese said. “When I was first approached by (Krista) Scott if I was interested in this program, I was still in high school and I wasn’t fully sure if I wanted to be a teacher but I was told that my school was going to be paid for and that is a really awesome thing.”Andrews ISD Superintendent Bobby Azam spoke highly of XTO Energy’s support for the program.“We could not do this without XTO’s support,” Azam said. “It took one meeting with them and they loved it and wanted to do it. They want the Permian basin to do well. They want teachers to stay here. They know our communities and towns will survive based on how good our education is.”Odessa College Superintendent of Andrews ISD Bobby Azam speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Teachers’ Academy Press Conference GOOD NEWS: Retirement Pinterest Director of Advanced Academics at Andrews High School Krista Scott speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Sul Ross State University junior Brittani Loredo speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Odessa College sophomore Makenzie Keesee speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) WhatsApp Odessa College’s Executive Dean of Academic Partnerships Jonathan Fuentes makes introductions during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest By Michael Bauer – April 21, 2021 WhatsApp TAGSAndrews ISDOdessa CollegeSul Ross State UniversityTeachers’ AcademyXTO Energy Previous articleMan charged with choking, punching sisterNext articleOdessa chef featured on the Food Network Michael Bauer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GOOD NEWS: Names in the News Facebook Andrews High School senior Korbin Scott, 17, speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) XTO Energy’s Public and Government Affairs Advisor Courtney Wardlaw speaks during a press conference announcing a partnership between XTO Energy, Andrews ISD, Odessa College and Sul Ross State University to fund a new Teacher’s Academy to address the teacher shortage in the Permian Basin Wednesday afternoon at Odessa College. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Twitter MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Southern Style Potato SaladVirgin Coco MojitoUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Unveiling Powell Basin’s tectonic domains and understanding its abnormal magnetic anomaly signature. Is heat the key?

first_imgRifting of continental lithosphere leading to oceanic basins is a complex process conditioned by different factors such as the rheology and thermal structure of the underlying lithosphere, as well as underlying asthenospheric dynamics. All these processes, which finally lead to oceanic domains, can better be recognized in small oceanic basins. Powell Basin is a small oceanic basin bounded to the north by the South Scotia Ridge, to the east by the South Orkney Microcontinent, and to the west by the Antarctic Peninsula. It was formed between the Oligocene and Miocene, however, its age is not well defined, among other reasons due to the small amplitude of its spreading magnetic anomalies. This basin is an ideal framework to analyze the different rifting and spreading phases, which leads from continental crust to the formation of an oceanic domain through different extensional regimes. To identify the different boundaries during the formation of Powell Basin from the beginning of the rifting until the end of the spreading, we use different data sources: magnetic, gravity, multichannel seismic profiles and bathymetry data. We use seismic and bathymetry data to estimate the Total Tectonic Subsidence. Total Tectonic Subsidence has proven to be useful to delineate the different tectonic regimes present from early rifting to the formation of oceanic seafloor. This result together with magnetic data has been used to delimit the oceanic domain and compare with previous authors’ proposals. This method could be applied in any other basin or margin to help delimiting its boundaries. Finally, we analyze the role that an asthenospheric branch intruding from the Scotia Sea played in the evolution of the magnetic anomaly signature on an oceanic basin.last_img read more

ADNOC selects Honeywell platform for predictive maintenance projects

first_img Image: ADNOC will deploy Honeywell Forge Asset Monitor and Predictive Analytics solutions at its Panorama Command Center in its Abu Dhabi headquarters. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Honeywell. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has selected asset monitoring and predictive analytics solution of Honeywell for enhancing asset and machinery management across its upstream and downstream operations.Using AI technologies such as machine learning and digital twins, the platform is anticipated to help produce annual savings through reduced unintended maintenance, better reliability, uptime and safety.The contract secured by Honeywell for a 10-year term is part of the ADNOC’s flagship centralised predictive analytics and diagnostics (CPAD) programme.CPAD, which supports ADNOC’s 2030 Strategy and oil and gas 4.0 initiatives, targets at changing the company’s operations to maximise value from each barrel of oil.UAE Minister of State and ADNOC CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said: “ADNOC’s predictive maintenance project is significant in scale and in its application of AI technology, and marks an important technological milestone for the industry. Honeywell was selected as our valued technology partner to provide these state-of-the-art solutions after a highly competitive and rigorous process.”ADNOC will deploy Honeywell forge asset monitor and predictive analytics solutionsADNOC will utilise Honeywell forge asset monitor and predictive analytics solutions at its Panorama Command Centre in its Abu Dhabi headquarters.Presently, its Panorama Digital Command Centre collects real-time information across the company’s businesses and deploys smart analytical models, AI and big data to produce operational insights and recommend new pathways.The adding up of Honeywell’s solutions will allow the central monitoring of up to 2,500 critical rotating equipment across all ADNOC Group companies.Honeywell chairman and CEO Darius Adamczyk said: “We are proud to partner with ADNOC as they lead the transformation towards Oil & Gas 4.0 and embrace the power of IIoT.“Honeywell Forge delivers the advanced capabilities business leaders need to harness big data to drive more efficient decision-making and exceed business goals. We look forward to ADNOC realizing these benefits after deploying this leading-edge technology.”Other digital initiatives taken by ADNOC include its Panorama Digital Command Center; smart data analytics Thamama Subsurface Collaboration Center; and the use of AI-assisted value chain modeling, rock image pattern recognition technologies, and blockchain-based hydrocarbon accounting, among others The 10-year contract marks one of the largest predictive maintenance projects in the oil and gas industrylast_img read more

Falconer Man Charged With DWI Following Crash

first_imgWNY News Now File ImagePOLAND – A Falconer man faces multiple charges following a vehicle crash on Poland Center Road Sunday evening, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Sean C. Fenton, 43, is charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to keep right and refusal to take a preliminary breath test.Fenton was released with traffic tickets and will appear at the Town of Poland Court at a later date to answer charges.No injuries were reported from deputies. The Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department assisted in the investigation. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more